There are lots of things the world needs. More subscription-based wine writing websites probably isn't one of them, yet they continue to proliferate. One of the most recent additions was Decanter, and I noticed today that Jasper Morris's Burgundy site is going to introduce a paywall soon.
I even hear that the Hosemaster of Wine is going to introduce a $199 subscription which will actually block subscribers from accessing his site. Sign me up.
So how many wine writing subscription websites are there? At least 31, by my reckoning - and probably quite a few more. I've listed them below in descending order of annual subscription in GBP, including local currency where relevant.
Whether they actually generate a decent income for their respective owners is an entirely different question. Incidentally, an annual subscription to all of them would cost £1,286 - the same as a triple-pack of Armand de Brignac champagne at Hedonism. I'll leave you to decide which is better value.
A list of wine writing subscription websites
- Burghound £107 ($145)
- JamesSuckling.com £107 ($145)
- Vinous £88 ($120)
- View From The Cellar £88 ($120)
- JancisRobinson.com £85
- Restaurant wine £80 ($109)
- Quarin.com £80 (€90)
- Champagne Club £79 (€89)
- Decanter £75
- RobertParker.com £73 ($99)
- JebDunnuck.com £73 ($99)
- Champagne Guide £66 ($89)
- Burgundy Report £64 (CHF85)
- MatthewJukes.com £60
- La Revue du Vin de France £52 (€59)
- International Wine Review £51 ($69)
- The Feiring Line £50 ($68)
- Wine Companion £45 (AUD79)
- The Wine Doctor £45
- Wine Spectator £44 ($60)
- For The Love Of Port £43 ($59)
- Purely Domestic Wine Report £37 ($50)
- HuonHooke.com £28 (AUD49)
- The Wine Front £28 (AUD49)
- Drink Rhône £25
- The California Grapevine £24 ($32)
- JeremyOliver.com £23 (AUD40)
- Wine Align £21 (CAD35)
- NatalieMaclean.com £21 (CAD35)
- The Wine Gang £19.99
- Inside Burgundy (TBC)
Are there any I've missed? Let me know in the comments below!